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2022 Planting Calendar: When to Start Vegetable Seeds | The Old Farmer's Almanac

Planting Calendar for Waynesville, NC

For the Almanac's fall and spring planting calendars, we've calculated the best time to start seeds indoors, when to transplant young plants outside, and when to direct seed into the ground.

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Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on May 7 (at WAYNESVILLE 1 E, NC climate station, elevation 2657 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Apr 23-May 7
Moon Apr 30-May 7
BasilFrost Mar 11-26
Moon Mar 11-18
Frost May 7-28
Moon May 7-15
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Apr 23-May 14
Moon Apr 23-29
Bell PeppersFrost Feb 25-Mar 11
Moon Mar 2-11
Frost May 14-28
Moon May 14-15
N/A
BroccoliFrost Mar 11-26
Moon Mar 11-18
Frost Apr 9-30
Moon Apr 9-16, Apr 30
N/A
CabbageFrost Mar 11-26
Moon Mar 11-18
Frost Apr 9-23
Moon Apr 9-16
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Apr 9-16
Moon Apr 9-16
Frost May 21-Jun 4
Moon May 30-Jun 4
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Apr 2-16
CauliflowerFrost Mar 11-26
Moon Mar 11-18
Frost Apr 9-30
Moon Apr 9-16, Apr 30
N/A
CeleryFrost Feb 25-Mar 11
Moon Mar 2-11
Frost May 14-28
Moon May 14-15
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Apr 9-16
Moon Apr 9-16
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost May 7-21
Moon May 7-15
CornN/AN/AFrost May 21-Jun 11
Moon May 30-Jun 11
CucumbersFrost Apr 9-16
Moon Apr 9-16
Frost May 21-Jun 4
Moon May 30-Jun 4
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost May 7-Jun 11
Moon May 7-15, May 30-Jun 11
EggplantsFrost Mar 11-26
Moon Mar 11-18
Frost May 21-Jun 4
Moon May 30-Jun 4
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost May 14-Jun 4
Moon May 14-15, May 30-Jun 4
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Feb 25-Mar 11
Moon Mar 2-11
Frost May 14-28
Moon May 14-15
N/A
KaleFrost Mar 11-26
Moon Mar 11-18
Frost Apr 9-30
Moon Apr 9-16, Apr 30
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Mar 26-Apr 9
Moon Apr 1- 9
Frost Apr 16-23
Moon Apr 16
N/A
LettuceFrost Mar 26-Apr 9
Moon Apr 1- 9
Frost Apr 23-May 21
Moon Apr 30-May 15
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost May 21-Jun 4
Moon May 30-Jun 4
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Apr 9-30
Moon Apr 17-29
OreganoFrost Feb 25-Mar 26
Moon Mar 2-18
Frost May 7-28
Moon May 7-15
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Apr 9-23
Moon Apr 9-16
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 16-May 7
Moon Apr 17-29
PeasN/AN/AFrost Mar 26-Apr 16
Moon Apr 1-16
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 30-May 21
Moon May 16-21
PumpkinsFrost Apr 16-30
Moon Apr 16
Frost May 21-Jun 4
Moon May 30-Jun 4
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Mar 11-Apr 2
Moon Mar 19-31
RosemaryFrost Feb 25-Mar 11
Moon Mar 2-11
Frost May 14-Jun 4
Moon May 14-15, May 30-Jun 4
N/A
SageFrost Mar 11-26
Moon Mar 11-18
Frost May 7-21
Moon May 7-15
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Mar 26-Apr 16
Moon Apr 1-16
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 28-Jun 11
Moon May 28-29
Swiss ChardFrost Mar 26-Apr 9
Moon Apr 1- 9
Frost Apr 16-23
Moon Apr 16
N/A
ThymeFrost Feb 25-Mar 26
Moon Mar 2-18
Frost May 7-28
Moon May 7-15
N/A
TomatoesFrost Mar 11-26
Moon Mar 11-18
Frost May 14-Jun 4
Moon May 14-15, May 30-Jun 4
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 9-30
Moon Apr 17-29
WatermelonsFrost Apr 9-16
Moon Apr 9-16
Frost May 21-Jun 4
Moon May 30-Jun 4
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost May 21-Jun 18
Moon May 30-Jun 14
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost May 21-Jun 18
Moon May 30-Jun 14

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on October 10 (at WAYNESVILLE 1 E, NC climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Sep 5
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Aug 26
Bell PeppersFrost Apr 27Frost Jun 22N/A
BroccoliFrost Jun 29Frost Jul 27N/A
CabbageFrost Jun 19Frost Jul 17N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jun 12
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Aug 21
CauliflowerFrost Jun 29Frost Jul 27N/A
CeleryFrost Apr 18Frost Jun 27N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 2
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jul 7
EggplantsFrost Apr 27Frost Jun 22N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jul 7
Jalapeño PeppersFrost May 17Frost Jul 12N/A
KaleFrost Jul 19Frost Aug 16N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Aug 21
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Aug 31
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 2
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 7
PeasN/AN/AFrost Aug 6
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jul 27
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost June 4
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Sep 5
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Sep 15
Sweet PotatoesFrost May 8Frost Jun 12N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Aug 31
TomatoesFrost May 2Frost Jun 27N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Aug 31
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jun 12
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jun 27
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jul 12